Agency urges people to not panic over massive earthquake issue

Agency urges people to not panic over massive earthquake issue

Illustration. Earthquake. (Antaranews Bali/IST/2019)

Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA) - Geophysics Deputy of Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Muhammad Sadly pointed to Java's southern region's megathrust earthquake potential, yet affirming that it is not a forecast, so people should not panic over the issue.

"No technology had yet been discovered to accurately forecast earthquakes and precisely in terms of when and where they would hit and their strength, so BMKG has never issued information on forecasts on earthquake," Sadly noted in a statement received by Antara here, Tuesday.

Hence, he urged the people to not become provoked by such issues and to remain calm.

In the meantime, Head of the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Bali Province, Made Rentin, expressed optimism that the public would not panic over issues pertaining to the massive earthquake.

"We hope the people, especially in Bali, would remain calm and not harbor fears over issues pertaining to the earthquake and big tsunami," he noted.

Rentin has suggested to the people to verify every piece of information on the potential of natural disasters or earthquakes by enquiring with the BPBD.

"We hope the people would not trust such issues on massive earthquake. The BMKG has made it quite clear that no technology had yet been found to predict earthquakes," he added.
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